Top reasons people are fired

Want to know the top reasons why people get fired? We checked the top sources and compiled this comprehensive list of the main reasons that employers say why they fire people. It’s in alphabetical order.

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  • Absenteeism Or Bad Time-Keeping
  • Abuse Or Harass Clients
  • Abuse Use Of Alcohol Or Drugs
  • Abusing Company Resources
  • Arriving Late To Work Or Leaving Early
  • Attendance Issues
  • Being Drunk At Work
  • Breach Of Company Email Policy
  • Bringing Personal Problems To Work
  • Bullying Or Harassing A Colleague
  • Can’t Obtain Needed Qualifications
  • Coming In Late & Leaving Early
  • Complaining About The Boss
  • Complaining About Work
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Damaging Or Stealing Property
  • Dishonesty And Lying On The Job
  • Drug Or Alcohol Possession At Work
  • Drugs Or Drinking On The Job
  • Employee Classifications
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Engaging In Office Gossip
  • Falsifying Company Records
  • Generally Disobedient
  • Getting Caught Lying Or Stealing
  • Gossiping About Office Politics
  • Gossiping And Bad Mouthing
  • Having Inappropriate Relationships
  • Inappropriate Behavior And Misconduct
  • Inappropriate Social Media Use
  • Incompetence
  • Insubordination
  • Lied About Ability To Perform
  • Lied About Qualifications
  • Lying About Sickness
  • Lying On Job Application
  • Lying To A Client (Or Your Boss)
  • Make Social Media Blunders
  • Misconduct Or Inappropriate Behavior
  • Not Doing Required Work
  • Not Meeting Performance Standards
  • Not Performing Job For Which Hired
  • Not Performing Minimal Requirements
  • Not Showing Enough Initiative
  • Not Showing Up To Work On Time
  • Personal Business On Company Time
  • Physical Violence
  • Poor Performance
  • Refusing To Follow Directions
  • Severance Agreements
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sleeping On The Job
  • Substance Abuse While On The Job
  • Take Time Off Without Good Reasons
  • Taking Too Much Time Off
  • Tardiness Consistently
  • Unauthorized Internet Use
  • Using Company Computer For Personal Use
  • Using Company Property For Personal Use
  • Violating Company Policy
  • Wage & Hour Disputes
  • Wrongful Termination & Retaliation